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Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette for Petaloo International

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love springtime?  One of my favorite things about this lovely season is the return of all the little songbirds.  Birds will build a nest in the oddest spots. Last year, a pair of bluebirds built their nest in our neighbor’s mailbox, and all anxiously anticipated the arrival of those baby birds.  Thinking about this inspired me to make this Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette for Petaloo International.

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo 1

Lovebirds Nesting in a Rusty Wagon

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I’ve been saving this little metal wagon for just the right project.  After treating it with Prima Rust Paste, it was filled with a bed of Spanish Moss.  Then I added this cute little bird nest.  Next I painted some miniature eggs with Distress Oxide Ink and added them to the nest.  Then I had the best time creating a garden full of pretty Petaloo flowers in shades of purple, green and white.

Love Warms Every Nest: Building the Base

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo 3

Earlier this year, I happened across a fabulous clearance sale at Michael’s where I found this chunky 4″ x 4″ canvas which was perfect for the base of my vignette.  I covered it with a green floral print from Graphic 45’s Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  Then I wrapped it with these lovely bird feathers.  Next, the top was covered with more Spanish Moss and more pretty flowers and butterflies.

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo  4The chipboard tag is attached to a mini chalkboard that is in turn attached to a clothespin.  This way, I can just clip the tag onto the side of the wagon and it stands all on its own.  The tag is from Graphic 45’s A Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition.

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo  5

Love Warms Every Nest Springtime Vignette by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Photo 6

Making this sweet little vignette was almost as much fun as planting real flowers.  I hope it brought some sunshine into your life, too.

You can find a supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

 

G45 Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor

 Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor

Hello, G45’ers!  I have been having soooo much fun with my Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland goodies!  This month, we were asked to create a dimensional project using 2 Staples boxes to go along with the September #TheDarkSidewithG45  Challenge.  (You can check out the details on that HERE.  There are some fabby prizes up for grabs!) I scrounged around in the Closet of Shame until an idea began to form in my brain: Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor.

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Here are the basic details.  I built the base from an 8×8 Matchbox Book.  I had to fill in the window with chipboard, and construct two side pieces to close off the box.  Once the box was covered with paper from the collection, I began to build up a dimensional scene using fussy cut images, an altered bottle, two altered 3×5 Staples Matchboxes and a host of Petaloo flowers.

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Tips and Tricks for Halloween in Wonderland Tea With Alice Table Decor

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Let’s talk about the rusty tea table in this little tableau.  Now that was fun to build!  I had a 4″ diameter bottle cap and a couple of salvaged empty thread spools lurking in the Closet of Shame.  These were painted with a light coat of gesso to create a little tooth, then altered them using Prima Rust Paste.

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5What does the Mad Hatter use for a tablecloth?  How about a chipboard spider web painted with Black Soot Distress Ink and Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint? Dinner plates are chipboard buttons from the HIW collection.  I found tiny cutlery in my embellie cart.  Napkins?  Rolled Purple Glitz Ribbon tied with Black Burlap String.  Centerpiece?  Mini pumpkins painted with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint!  The cute teacup charms were tapped with Eggplant Alcohol ink.  And do you spy the Steampunk Doily carpet?  How fun is that?

Stand Up and Be Counted

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2To make these fussy cut images stand up, scrap pieces of cardstock were cut to measure about 1″ wide.  They were scored in the center, then one side was glued to the back of the image and the other glued to the box base.  I used the edge of a pencil to gently curve the shape of the images before adding the little hinges.

Drink Me: Altered Bottle

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8The Closet of Shame housed this tall skinny Olive Oil Bottle.  It was just the perfect shape and size to serve as Alice’s infamous Drink Me Potion Bottle.  Once again, Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint was put into action to give the bottle a creepy, spiderwebby, magic potion look.  Then I added some borders, Pretty Petaloo Flowers, Ribbon, Clock Hands and the wonderful focal image.  This is why I have a Closet of Shame, people!  What if I had not saved this bottle?  Perish the thought!

The Mad Hatter’s Tea and Cookies

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6You can’t have a Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice unless you have some tea and cookies, right?  These 3×5 matchboxes were covered with designer paper and fussy cut images from the collection.  I added tea bags to one box and cookies to the other.  The boxes are not glued down so that the tea and cookies can easily be removed.  They flank the altered bottle on either side.

Halloween in Wonderland Tea Pots

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-7A friend gave me these cute porcelain napkin rings and of course, I put them in the Closet of Shame.  They were dressed up for this tea party with the help of Ranger Alcohol Inks.  (Eggplant and Pesto) Chipboard Spiderwebs, spiders and mini pumpkins fill the center.

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Another Drink Me Potion Bottle

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-10Just like the story goes, there is a second bottle of “Drink Me” potion.  This time, it’s green glitter in a small glass vial.  It looks harmless enough doesn’t it?

Pumpkins and Posies

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9This festive cluster of pumpkins and posies adds a pop of color to the composition.  The pumpkin was, you guessed it, painted with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  After the paint dried, I drizzled Pesto Alcohol Ink onto the surface.

Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Video Tour

Sometimes, it’s easier to get the flow of a piece when you see a video. This one is very short (under 3 minutes) but you might catch some details that are missed in the photos.  I hope you enjoy!

So, what do you have lurking in your Closet of Shame?  Why not dig it out and make something fabulous to share it with us at #TheDarkSidewithG45 Challenge?  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Thankful Fall Wall Hanging with Petaloo DIY Flowers

Thankful Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 7Thankful Fall Wall Hanging with Petaloo DIY Flowers (an upcycling project)

Hello, Petaloo fans!  Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  The crisp clear air, the crunch of falling leaves underfoot, gorgeous fall asters, crystal clear blue skies and cooler temps are such a welcome relief after the long, hot summer.  I’m always inspired to decorate for fall, how about you?  Autumn decor and vintage style seem to go hand in hand, Especially when you toss in some upcycled product packaging and hand dyed flowers.  This Thankful Fall Wall Hanging portrays all the things I love about fall.

Thankful  Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 1Authentique’s Harvest collection is so completely gorgeous when combined with Petaloo DIY Flowers, burlap ribbon, a Canvas Corp Brands banner base, crocheted lace, a Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull, ribbon and twine.

Thankful Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 2These small burlap sunflowers were painted and sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist. (Jack-o-Lantern, Peach Delight, Olive Vine, Bronze). The natural ivory color gives you a good vintage base to being with.  Just add inks or mists and you can customize your flowers to match your papers.

Thankful Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 5

My G45 antique metal  door pull becomes an urn when filled with sweet little Petaloo Natural Canvas Rosettes.

Thankful Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 4Thankful  Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 7Graphic 45 product packaging has such a lovely shape that I can never bear to throw one away.  This one was sanded, spritzed, embossed and inked to create a lovely metallic looking layer for my images.  I also aged the drawer pull with Ranger Vintaj inks in Patina, Moss, and Jade.

Thankful Fall Wall Hanging, Harvest, by Kathy Clement for Petaloo, Product by Authentique and Petaloo, Photo 6Have you started decorating for fall yet?  Mother Nature always dresses up in her autumn finery, and I like to bring some of that beauty into my home.  I hope this Thankful Fall Wall Hanging inspired you to welcome this gracious season to your home.

Thanks for stopping by!  Keep calm, and craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links

DIY-Burlap Butterflies & Blossoms x 5 Ivory ITEM: 1650-018

DIY-Burlap Small Sunflowers x 4 Ivory ITEM: 1650-008

Mini Garden Rosettes x 10 CANVAS natural SKU: 1213-000

Fall leaves pack x 36 SKU: 1161-300

Authentique Harvest Collection

Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull

Debra Natural Crochet Lace

Copper Glitz Ribbon

Wired Faux Burlap ribbon (discontinued)

Brown Burlap String

Tattered Angels Mist: Jack-O-Lantern, Peach Delight, Olive Vine, Bronze

CCB Banner Kit

Stick pins from Maya Road, in my stash

Petaloo Goes Back to School: G45 ABC Primer Trio

Petaloo Goes Back to School: A Trio of Graphic 45 ABC Primer Projects

Hello, Friends!  Here we are at the tail end of August!  I think we all deserve a pat on the back for making it through this long, hot month.  My Facebook feed is filled with photos of cutie patootie kids headed back to school, and that inspired me to create this trio of G45 ABC Primer goodies for the Petaloo Goes Back to School event that’s been going on all month on the Petaloo blog.

Petaloo Goes Back to School YouTube Video

Because  a picture’s worth a thousand words, I’ve prepared this short YouTube Video tour of the project.  But don’t worry; I have still photos below.  Hope you enjoy!

 

Petaloo Goes Back to School Project #1: Upcycled Message Board

Petaloo Goes Back to School Message Board, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 1While out junkin’ with my honey one Saturday, I found a plug ugly, electric blue message board.  Because it was toward the end of the day, and because no one had purchased this ugly duckling, I was able to snag it for a very good price.  My husband is so used to my eccentricities at this point that he didn’t even ask me what I was going to do with the monstrosity.  After painting it with black chalkboard paint, I dressed it up in ABC Primer papers, pretty ribbons and some gorgeous Petaloo goodies.  Now this is a message board that anyone would be proud to display!

Back to School Cork Board, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 4Although this message board had a cork layer on top, it was very thin, and the little tacks didn’t stay in place very well.  I solved this problem by adding a second layer of cork.  Then I painted the wood squares black and decorated them with fussy cut elements and chipboard from the ABC Primer Collection.  Black gingham ribbon and a chipboard clock took this message board from frumpy to fabulous.

Petaloo Goes Back to School Message Board, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 2Dress your message board in its back to school best by adding Petaloo Blackberry Picks, Vintage Velvet Hydrangeas and butterflies to the corners.  Here’s a fun tip: curl the end of the berry stems around a craft pick for a custom look.

 Petaloo Goes Back to School Message Board, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 3Anchor the design with a floral cluster that’s pretty as a school picture!  I’ve topped a red plaid bow with this bodacious Chantilly Mixed Bloom and more sweet blackberry picks.

Petaloo Goes Back to School Project #2: ABC Primer Mini Album

Petaloo Goes Back to School Mini Album, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 1Capture all the memories of a great school year in this handy little mini album. Chantilly Mixed Blooms are just the right shade of red, and look great when paired with black gingham ribbon.  I’ve used a Black Staples Alphabet Banner Tag as the background for my collage pieces. It’s such a time saver, and goes beautifully with the theme.

Petaloo Goes Back to School Mini Album, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 2Create custom embellishments by gluing wooden buttons onto paper clips.  To do this, first punch out a 1/2″ circle.  Add a dot of hot glue to the center and place behind the paper clip.  Place hot glue on the back of an apple shaped button. Glue to the prepared 1/2″ circle.  Quick and easy, and oh, so cute!

Petaloo Goes Back to School Mini Album, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 3Petaloo Goes Back to School Mini Album, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 4Petaloo Goes Back to School Mini Album, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 5Petaloo Goes Back to School Mini Album, ABC Primer, By Kathy Clement, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45 Photo 4Lots of great little tags, a waterfall folio, and plenty of places for photos are tucked inside this darling album.

Petaloo Goes Back to School Project #3: ABC Primer Easel Card

Petaloo Goes Back to School Easel Card by Kathy Clement, ABC Primer, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45, Photo 2The final member of this Back to School trio is a cute ABC Primer easel card.  Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas and Mixed Blossoms really make the design pop!

Petaloo Goes Back to School Easel Card by Kathy Clement, ABC Primer, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45, Photo 1I love easel cards because they fold down for mailing, but pop up for display.

Petaloo Goes Back to School Easel Card by Kathy Clement, ABC Primer, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45, Photo 3I’ve created a darling mini envelope inside the card.

Back to School Easel Card by Kathy Clement, ABC Primer, Product by Petaloo and Graphic 45, Photo 4Well, I think I am ready to go back to school with Petaloo.  How about you?  If you have any questions or comments about any of these projects, please share in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Back to School With Petaloo Supply List and Links (where possible)

 

 

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Star Spangled 4th of July

Star Spangled 4th of July

Home Decor with Petaloo and Authentique Honor Collection

Hello, Friends! Here we are at the end of June and I’m getting ready to celebrate a star spangled 4th of July with these fun Star Spangled home decor projects.  All three were made with gorgeous Petaloo flowers and  Authentique’s Honor collection.

4th of July Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 1

If ever there was a holiday that called for a banner, the 4th of July is it!  I have this banner hanging on my living room mantle and I find I want to sing “America the Beautiful” every time I pass by.  It’s fairly large: each pennant measures 4″ wide x 6″ tall, so the banner spans about 3 feet from end to end.

Banners have to be one of the hardest items to photograph…but I love ’em, so I just keep on making them!  If any of you have found a foolproof way to photograph banners, I’d love to hear from you!  To make it easier for you to see the details, I have some close up shots below.

4th of July Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 3

I love sparklers and fireworks on the 4th of July, so I worked with glittering jeweled flowers and sparkling sugared blossoms and vintage velvet blooms that look like the nighttime sky!

4th of July Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 4

To add to the fun of this banner I dressed it up with  ribbon streamers, burlap loops and  Petaloo flowers.

4th of July Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 5

Just look at these precious faces! Can’t you hear them belting out a rousing version of “God Bless America”?

4th of July Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 7

The color match between these Petaloo Flowers and the Authentique papers couldn’t be more perfect!

4th of July Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 8

I’m so very thankful for the men and women who have chosen to serve in our military.  This touching image reminds me that every single one of them leaves behind loved ones who cherish them and feel their absence deeply.  Men and women of the military, we do salute you, and thank you for your service!

Star Spangled Home Decor

To go along with my mantle display, I altered an old glass milk bottle and dressed it up for the 4th of July.

Altered Milk Bottle by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Product Authentique Honor Photo 01

I painted the clear bottle with a layer of gesso.  When that had dried, I added a layer of Deco Art Whisper Glass paint.  The final coat was Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint and I love the way i the surface chipped and peeled as it dried.  I added some fancy pinwheels from the Dollar Store. along with  red and blue sparklers and some bodacious Burgundy and White Sugared Blossoms.  This really dressed that old glass bottle up for the holiday!

Star Spangled Greeting Card

Since I had all these goodies out on my work desk, I used the leftover bits and bobs to create a special card to match the ensemble.

Cherish 4th of July card by Kathy Clement fo Really Reasonable Ribbon Summer Flowers Challenge Product Authentique Honor 02

This Blue Vintage Velvet Peony is a real show stopper!  I glued it to some sparklers and then tucked a shabby chic bow made with custom dyed seam binding beneath it. The background paper was dry embossed with a star folder, then tapped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I painted the Cherish chippie with Black Soot Distress Ink and heat dried it.  Then I carefully wrote on the surface with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and  dipped in red glitter.  I love the effect, don’t you?

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Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card. The top half sports a little envelope and note card.

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And I love this sentiment on the bottom half of the card.

I hope I shared some home decor ideas that you’ll want to incorporate into your 4th of July celebration.  We’re getting together with the family and some friends for a cookout and games.  Whatever your plans are, I wish you a very safe and happy 4th of July.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Petaloo Products Used in these Projects

Red Jeweled Flowers x 5 SKU: 1133-005

Sugared Blooms x 4 Burgundy SKU: 1130-120

Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 Red SKU: 1256-212

Botanica Petite’s x 11 Red ITEM: 1101-005

Vintage Velvet Minis x 9 Red ITEM: 1139-005

Burlap Blossoms x 4 Ivory SKU: 1200-200

MixedTextured Blossoms x 4 Ivory SKU: 1256-200

Botanica Blooms x 4 White SKU: 1102-100

Botanica Petite’s x 11 White SKU: 1101-100

Sugared Blooms x 4 Royal Blue SKU: 1130-122

Sugared Mini’s x 11 Royal Blue SKU: 1131-122

Velvet Lilacs x 2 Royal Blue New Avail 2/20/15
ITEM: 1112-122

Vintage Velvet Peonies x 4 Blue
ITEM: 1138-122

Other Products:

Authentique Honor Collection Pack

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Silky Crush Navy Blue Ribbon, Rayon Seam BindingNatural Burlap String,
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 10 Words Chippies

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Pretty, Pretty Petaloo: Frilly & Funkie Friday Focus

Three Pretty Pretty Petaloo Projects For Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  How happy are we that it is Friday?  And it’s a long weekend for many of us, too!  Happy Memorial Day!  I’m just popping in quickly to let you know that it’s time for a new Friday Focus on the Frilly and Funkie blog, and this time, I’m at bat.  The spotlight is on Petaloo Flowers and I’ve prepared 3 projects and a fun little step out tutorial that you might want to take for a spin.

Not familiar with Friday Focus?  Oh, my friends….Friday Focus is a wonderful thing!  Every 2 weeks, The Funkie Junkie Boutique features a product from their gorgeous online store with a special blog post…and (here’s the really good part) an additional 15% off their already low prices.  So from now until June 9th, you can pick up  baskets of beauteous Petaloo Blooms at really great prices!  Woo hoo!

I’ll share some sneak peeks of my projects with you here, and then I hope you’ll pop over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog to get all the juicy details and my step out tutorial for a sweet l’il gift tag!

The first Friday Focus project featuring Petaloo Flowers is this beach themed collage.  Mmmm-mmmm…teal and brown and cream…my all time favorite color palette with my all time favorite theme!

Friday Focus French Riviera Mixed Media Collage by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique 01

The next Friday Focus project is a shabbylicious beach themed card made with the Graphic 45 Children’s Hour July papers.

Graphic 45 Childrens Hour July Card for Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus on Petaloo by Kathy Clement 01

And last, but not least, I’m sharing a step-out tutorial for this pretty little shabby chic gift tag.

Pion Designs French Flea Market Altered Tag for Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus on Petaloo by Kathy Clement01

Interested?  Then meet me over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog for more photos and information…or if you just can’t wait to shop, go to the Funkie Junkie Boutique and click on the Friday Focus tab where you’ll find pretty, pretty Petaloo posies in every style and color imaginable!  I’ve included product links at the end of this post for those of you who want to shop first and read later!

I just love a good sale!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you all a safe, happy and peaceful Memorial Day Weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

Friday Focus Petaloo Flower Project Links:

 


Happy Mother’s Day

Home Sweet Home: Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day from Petaloo and me!

 

Hello, Friends! It’s Kathy here wishing all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!  I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot this past week.  She was an amazing woman, raising 5 children on a shoestring budget.  She always had a song in her heart, and worked from before dawn until after dusk: baking homemade bread, canning fresh fruit and produce from our garden, sewing and mending, cleaning and doing laundry.  I don’t think I ever saw her sit down.  It was her love, humor and magic touch that made our house a home.  I learned so much from her, and we shared so many good times together that I cannot be sad on Mother’s Day, even though she is no longer with us.  Instead, I celebrate her incredible legacy.  It was with her in mind that I created this altered frame using Graphic 45’s Home Sweet Home paper collection.

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This all started with a 99 cent frame that I picked up at our local thrift shop.  (Mom would approve…she loved a bargain.)  It was in good shape, but made with really ugly wood.  I sanded, painted, stained and distressed it until I was finally satisfied with this rustic version.  Then the real fun began: adding images and glorious Petaloo flowers!

Home Sweet Home Mother's Day Frame Petaloo 01

 

The frame measures just under 8″ square and has nice deep openings that made it ideal for a 3-D project like this one.  I used scrap paper to create templates so my images would be sure to fit and line up inside the individual frames.  I hate to waste designer paper!  I chose Petaloo flowers in red, gold, blue and white to match the wonderful vintage hues in my papers.  The lace trim is from the White Fancy Trims Pack, and I love the gorgeous texture and vintage feel it adds to the frame.

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This sweet couple looks pretty happy working away in the kitchen.  Hubby is making coffee, and Mother is making jam.  I fussy cut the hollyhocks from the paper collection and glued them down with Studio Matte Multi Medium.  Then I layered on Red Velvet Lilacs, Royal Blue Sugared Blooms, Sugared Berry Clusters, Royal Blue Sugared Minis, Ivory Burlap Blossoms and Yellow Mini Mixed Blooms.  My mom loved hollyhocks, and her flower garden was the prettiest one in the neighborhood.  I don’t know how she found the time to coax such beautiful blossoms from our clay soil, but she did.  So this bouquet is for you, Mom!

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To balance the design, I added a smaller cluster of the same flowers in the upper left hand corner of the frame.  Oh, how I love these pretty posies!  And, it looks like Mom baked a pie today…there it is cooling on the windowsill.

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I found this vintage spoon in a flea market and knew I had to have it!  I’ve been saving it for just the right project.  I love the touch of elegance it adds to my Home Sweet Home sign.

 

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Do you see the cute little nest with eggs in it?  I wrapped burlap string around my finger and then hot glued it in place.  I speckled the eggs with Copper and Blue mists from my stash.  Such a fun little way to draw attention to those cute chicks.

I’ll close this post with one of my favorite quotes from Pearl S. Buck:

“Some are kissing mothers,

and some are scolding mothers,

but it is love all the same,

and most mothers

kiss and scold together.”

So whether you are a kissing mother, or a scolding mother, this mother (who was of the kissing and scolding together variety) wishes you a very Happy and Love Filled Mother’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Petaloo Products Used in this Project

Royal Blue Sugared Blooms 1130-122

Royal Blue Sugared Mini Blooms 1131-122

Royal Blue Sugared Berry Clusters 1132-122

Red Velvet Lilac Picks 1112-192

Burgundy Sugared Blooms 1130-120

Antique Gold Mixed Blossoms 1836-052

Yellow Petites 1465-109

Yellow Mini Mix 1462-109

Ivory Burlap Blossoms 1200-200

Ivory Burlap Flowers 1208-200

White Crochet Lace Fancy Trim 1482-000

Other Products:

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 8×8 paper

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Chipboard

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Ephemera Pack

Novelty Buttons

Ivory Burlap String

 

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. Pearl S. Buck
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/pearlsbuc139029.html

 

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